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Sugar run

Author: Mesha Maren
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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On the far side the view was nothing but ridgelines, the craggy silhouettes rising up against the night sky like the body of some dormant god. Jodi felt her breath go tight in her chest. This road went only one way, it seemed, in under the mountains until you were circled. In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she's sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She's released eighteen years later and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mesha Maren
ISBN: 161620981X 9781616209810 9781616206215 1616206217
OCLC Number: 1078894299
Description: 321 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mesha Maren.

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On the far side the view was nothing but ridgelines, the craggy silhouettes rising up against the night sky like the body of some dormant god. Jodi felt her breath go tight in her chest. This road went only one way, it seemed, in under the mountains until you were circled. In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she's sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She's released eighteen years later and finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian mountains, she goes searching for someone she left behind, but on the way, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together, they try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in a town that refuses to change? Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a run for another life.

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